Murder investigation launched after death of 10-month-old baby

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the death.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the death. - Credit: Archant

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a baby admitted to a Barnet hospital.

Police were called by medical staff at the hospital on August 29 after an unresponsive 10-month-old boy was admitted.

The boy was transferred to a central London hospital later that day but died last Monday, September 1.

Officers know the identity of the deceased and next of kin have been informed.

On Friday, a 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder. She has since been bailed pending further enquires to a date in October.

A post-mortem examination of the boy was held on Thursday at Great Ormond Street Hospital but did not give a formal cause of death so further tests are required.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and enquires continue.